The Surprising Origins of Electronic Music


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    Today I’m taking a closer look at a genre of music known as “bubblegum music.” This was huge when I was growing up and it’s fun music. But if you listen to the genre, you’d think it would have no relationship to modern electronic music.

    It all starts with a bubblegum song called “Gimme Gimme Gimme Good Lovin” by a band called Crazy Elephant. It’s a fun one, you should give it a listen. In 1969, a cover of this song appeared on an album called “That’s Bubblegum.”

    What’s so important about this album? It was the debut album of Giorgio Morodor, AKA, the father of disco. Without Giorgio, there is no modern electronic music. Morodor is so influential that Daft Punk has a song named after him.

    Here are some of the groups and songs that I take a look at today:

    • 1910 Fruit Gum Bompany – “Simon Says”
    • Ohio Express – “Yummy Yummy Yummy”
    • The Shadows of Knight – “Gloria”
    • Crazy Elephant – “Gimme Gimme Gimme Good Lovin”
    • The Music Explosion – “A Little Bit O’ Soul”


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